Major world disasters produce multiple ripple effects. Like a powerful tsunami, they trigger one shock wave after another, each producing injury and mayhem. In the case of Covid-19, the first wave was the global health crisis, still spreading around the world. Next came the stay-at-home requirements and the resulting shutdown of the world economy, resulting in massive job layoffs everywhere. These, in turn, are producing a third wave, possibly even more catastrophic in its outcome: the collapse of global food-supply systems and widespread human starvation.
The president was aware of the danger from the coronavirus – but a lack of leadership has created an emergency of epic proportions.
Today, many cannabis entrepreneurs are building football field size warehouses to grow plants in tightly controlled indoor environments, but Honaker marches to the beat of his own drum.
The repeated warnings didn’t appear to catch the president’s attention. Trump routinely skips reading the intelligence briefs and even ignores the oral summaries he receives from intelligence staff two or three times each week.
Cohen admitted to helping facilitate hush money payments to two women who alleged past affairs with Trump.
“Wish You Were Here” serves as a sad tribute to a lost friend and a soulful remembrance of better days.
The unfortunate thing about the Trump administration, beyond the nepotism, incompetence, mass corruption, idiot kids, white nationalism, wholesale assault on the concept of truth, and pure evil, is that oftentimes it’s beyond parody.
“There are a lot of people stuck in their houses right now. So, what are they going to do? They stream Netflix and get high. Or watch movies on Amazon and get high. Or play board games … and get high. There’s not much else to do.”
The book rests upon firsthand interviews, transcripts, court records, and prior reports. It also contains a detailed appendix that lays out its sources. Said differently, even if you are a hard core Trump supporter, believing at least 50% of the book should be a no-brainer.
In effect, Mr. Trump was accusing the world’s leading health organization of making all of the mistakes that he has made since the virus first emerged in China and then spread rapidly.
But maybe Kemp isn’t the stupidest governor after all. He did, in fact, manage to suppress voting and win the governor’s election by the slimmest of margins.
So if Kemp is not the most stupid, he is the most evil. Take your pick.
With the death toll in this country soaring, Trump is focused on the same thing he is always focused on: himself.
Once coronavirus in the air, it can go pretty darn far. The beach may be shut down, and the signs tell you don’t walk on the beach, don’t swim, don’t surf.. but nobody tells you: Don’t even breathe.
A significant part of Fox News’ coverage had been aimed toward framing the response to coronavirus as unwarranted hysteria. The often-dismissive messaging from Fox News hosts was particularly notable, given that, like other cable news channels, the viewers who make up the network’s audience skew older and are, thus, the most vulnerable to the disease.
Much of America’s suffering is directly attributable to one dreadful fact: that Donald Trump is president of the United States. While people lay dying and bodies are heaped into refrigerated trucks, he brags about his ratings. No where in American history has there been such an out of touch, elitist, arrogant, and completely incapable leader.
Until earlier this week, Donald Trump downplayed the disease’s danger and overstated the extent to which the United States had “control” over it, and Republicans overwhelmingly continue to say that the threat from the virus had been exaggerated.
The buying and selling of stock by corporate insiders who have access to non-public information that could affect the stock price can be a criminal offense. Congressional lawmakers are not considered exempt from insider trading laws, as they have daily access to non-public information and plenty of opportunities to trade on it.
The coronavirus outbreak is already disrupting international travel and trade. The pandemic could impact the global food supply chain and leave some populations without adequate nutrition.
I’ve had the flu before, it’s not even comparable. It feels like hell.
Pence is not alone. He is behaving in a way that Republicans have come to regard as normal. They must engage in the increasingly farcical exercise of praise for Trump
Infighting, turf wars and a president more concerned with the stock market and media coverage than policy have defined the Trump White House. They have also defined how it has handled a pandemic
We don’t have ventilator services, we don’t have respiratory therapy, there is no intensive care unit.
There is no universal protocol for a “deep clean” of highly trafficked public or commercial spaces to eradicate the coronavirus.
The odds of a drug being covered continue to get much worse year over year
“We need to figure out ways to help species cope with climate change, because if we don’t do something, we’re going to lose species that are really important for ecosystem function.”
San Onofre remains home to 3.5 million pounds of incredibly dangerous spent fuel and nuclear waste. Residents in this densely populated area are praying the transfer of radioactive material is performed perfectly, because as one said, “If there’s a Chernobyl here, we don’t get a second chance.”
What is apparent is that the Republican controlled Senate’s handling of the impeachment trial is a hoax. McConnell has gone on record as saying that he is not impartial, will not allow witnesses, and has worked in coordination with Trump’s attorneys.
This travesty of justice would not occur anywhere else in America. The fact that it is happening in the halls of the Senate is very sobering.
We are witnessing the demise of democracy.
Controlled Environment Micro-Farms allow growers to cultivate fruits, herbs and vegetables in a sealed environment that virtually eliminates the need for pesticides and harmful chemicals. Some say that this “Super Food” is better than organic.
If hungry children are upsetting to you, then take comfort that Jen and Brad had a picture-perfect moment together backstage at the SAG Awards. Or read this article about how 12 million children in America don’t have enough food, and the Trump administration’s attack on programs that provide a lifeline to those in need.
Biden said Trump used a “haphazard” decision- making process and has failed to communicate the rationale to Congress or U.S. allies around the world, but instead offered “tweets, threats and tantrums” that prove the Republican president to be “dangerously incompetent and incapable of world leadership.”
Now we have the President saying one thing, and his Defense Secretary and Secretary of State openly saying that they won’t follow those orders.
From tax cuts for the wealthy, to slashing food stamps for the poor, Trump is unabashedly robbing from the poor to give to the rich
“President Trump put himself before country,” Nadler said. “The integrity of our next election is at stake. Nothing could be more urgent.”
Ambassador says quid pro quo came at “express direction of the President”
“We can’t go 24 hours without news of another mass shooting somewhere in America. My kids and millions’ others hide in corners of their classroom or in their bathrooms preparing for a mass shooting at their school, and this body does nothing about it,”
The question is: What should Americans expect from their President?
“If this is not impeachable conduct, what is? Does the oath of office itself — requiring that our laws be faithfully executed, that our President defend our Constitution that balances the powers of its branches, still have meaning?”
Wild boars are said to be responsible for destroying (and inhaling) tens of thousands of dollars worth of a hidden stash of cocaine.
The company that owns Sears and Kmart plans to close more than one-third of its remaining large-format stores […]
About 160,000 people die a year from avoidable medical errors. The findings reveal that some of the nation’s most dangerous medical centers have become even riskier for patients.
Donald Trump, Jr outed the alleged whistle-blower in clear violation of federal law. Will he be held accountable? Probably not. But even Fox News understands the law and has instructed its hosts to not identify the individual in question. The question is, will such blatant violation of the law go unpunished?
Obstruction of Congress is all but certain to be introduced as an article of impeachment, just as it was five decades ago when the House impeached then-president Richard Nixon.
The government shells out cash to the Trump Organization for accommodations and space for security. Is this illegal?
Imagine a system where a judge with no law degree sentences people to jail over their medical bills, and debt collectors get a portion of the bail. This is America.
Two associates of Rudy Giuliani were arrested while trying to board an international flight with one-way tickets. Also, strange marijuana connection.
The last time the United States abandoned allies in the Middle East, military officials say, it helped lead to the Iraq War. Today, the stakes are even higher.
Thousands of Northern California PG&E customers who are medically fragile were more alarmed than most about this week’s power outages, as they scrambled for backup energy sources for the equipment that helps them stay mobile, refrigerates their medications, or even keeps them alive.
Time to pull back the curtain on those that exclaim, “I, in my great and unmatched wisdom…”
Regardless of your political affiliations, this is not a moment to cheer
More than 49,000 workers walked off their jobs. Trump says he’s on their side. Will blue collar workers buy this messaging a second time?
Trump Halts California’s Stricter Fuel Standards, Demonstrating Support for Big Business
The roasteries serve as “brand amplifiers” as well as innovation centers to test new ideas
Homelessness is a national crisis. Why has the Trump Administration proposed significant cuts to public housing and programs like the Community Development Block Grant?
The Constitution prohibits the president from personally financially benefiting from the office, but has any law been broken?
The Congressional Budget Office has predicted the federal deficit could reach $1 trillion by the 2020 fiscal year. Are Republicans are the party of fiscal responsibility?
Arizona is truly one of America’s treasures. Here is our list of places you should see on your trip to the Grand Canyon State.
As a country, we can either have tax cuts for the wealthy, or for the poor and middle class. We can’t have both.
For more than three years, Sanders retold lies on behalf of a boss who considers it his presidential priority to lie as much as possible.
Oil giant Mobil sought to make tax-exempt donations to leading universities, civic groups and arts programs to promote the company’s interests and undermine environmental regulations, according to internal documents.
“The unaffordability in this city is sending more and more people on to the streets.”
Reserve, Louisiana is home to the census tract in America with the highest risk of cancer due to airborne toxicity, according to government science. That risk, 50 times the national average, is almost entirely due to a plant, the Ponchartrain Works facility, operated by the Japanese manufacturer Denka.
Drive a car, get paid. Not complicated. So why has Uber lost well over $1 billion? The answer may surprise you.
Ice-cream maker to add cannabidiol to its products as soon as possible
“If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.”
Without efforts to rebuild soil health, we could lose our ability to grow enough nutritious food to feed the planet’s population
It’s no surprise that Donald Trump is a polarizing figure. Unlike almost every other US President that tried to unify the nation, Trump sees his future is tied to further dividing the nation, and giving his supporters more reasons to love him and hate the opposition.
Going through an impeachment hearing, which is bound to fail in the Republican controlled Senate anyway, will give Trump one more big bullhorn to shout his message of hate and division, and may, in fact, help assure his re-election.
At a press conference at the White House for farmer relief, Trump attempted to defend his temperament by asking several members of his staff to vouch for his calmness in the meeting.
Time to see behind the curtain, America. Donald Trump is about to start a war… just in time for the election.
Donald Trump’s national security adviser wants a war… any war will do.
The Trump administration has taken its war on abortion worldwide, cutting off all funding to any overseas organization or clinic that will not agree to a complete ban on even discussing it.
The new wave of anti-abortion laws suggests that a post-Roe America won’t look like the country did before 1973, when the court case was decided. It will probably be much worse.
Just three years ago, Millennials were triumphantly going braless. But now, there’s a growing trend to order custom bras online.
After two years surrounded by loyalists and sycophants, Trump had got his first taste of what life will be like with Pelosi in control of one half of Congress.
China is on the map of international space exploration on a par with the existing space powers of the United States and Russia. And perhaps are ahead of both.
Apple saw 9% wiped off its value in early trading on Wall Street after admitting in its first revenue warning to investors since 2002.
Hope is never a willful ignorance to the hardships and cruelties that so many suffer or the enormous challenges that we face in mounting progress in this imperfect world…. It’s a belief in goodness and human ingenuity and, maybe most of all, our ability to connect with each other and see each other in ourselves, and that if we summon our best selves, then maybe we can inspire others to do the same.
The Koch brothers will focus their immense influence on gubernatorial and congressional races.
A Russian news outlet claimed Whelan was arrested just minutes after receiving a USB drive that contained the names of people employed at a top secret state organization.
Take a look at our 10 Best Holiday Gifts and you’ll find the perfect item for everyone on your list!
New York attorney general says charity functioned “as little more than a checkbook to serve Trump’s business and political interests.”
Chick-fil-A’s sales are expected to grow as much as 15 percent to $10 billion on top of 14.2 percent growth last year.
The fact that China is now or will soon be the world’s biggest economy matters a lot. And people will feel it throughout this once great nation.
Concert goers didn’t know that a facial recognition camera was taking their photographs and cross-referencing the images with a database held in Nashville.
Johnson & Johnson knew about the presence of asbestos in its products as early as 1971, an examination of company memos, internal reports and other confidential documents showed.
The International Monetary Fund has warned that the storm clouds are gathering for the world economy in 2019.
The beauty industry, never one to miss a trick, swiftly jumped on the weed wagon. Today, CBD is perhaps the buzziest and most bragged-about ingredient in high-end makeup, skincare and hair products. And the trendiest items in the fashion world? Cannabis-inspired jewelry.
It remains to be seen if Trump supporters, who seemingly vote against their own interests, will continue to support the man in the next round of elections.
These non-pharmaceutical treatments are proven effective, and in some cases, are creating a large hole in the lock that big pharma has on treatment options.
There are a wide range of quantifiable factors that can impact quality of life in a given area: Affordability, safety, job market strength, quality of education, infrastructure, average commute times, air quality, and the presence of cultural attractions are just a few. Here are the worst 5 cities in America:
The Playboy founder had been filming his own sex acts for years, but then feared that his most famous and secret conquests would be exposed.
Succeeding in the current retail environment, even as a smaller company, will be tough.
Think the national debt doesn’t matter? Consider this: The nation will soon be paying more in interest payments than on Medicaid and Defense.
For Democrats, there is no partying in the streets tonight. Something is missing.
Democrats will take the House, a change in Washington that will mean more gridlock for President Trump’s agenda, and congressional investigations into the president, his businesses, and Cabinet members.
A wave of money came toward Election Day, much of it coming from the wealthiest donors targeting this year’s most competitive races.
“This is a wake-up call” one business executive said, who chose to stay anonymous for fear of retaliation. “It’s time to look behind the curtain and find out who runs the companies you do business with.”
Birthright citizenship is enshrined by the 14th amendment to the constitution. But Trump said that he would move to sign an executive order to end that right.
A stunning new report finds that humans are destroying the web of life, billions of years in the making, upon which we depend for clean air, water and everything else.
Many of the voting restrictions are part of a broader Republican strategy to tighten access to the ballot.
The president signed a memo directing agencies to review and revise or rescind environmental standards that conservatives argue are keeping water from flowing to farmers in the Central Valley.
Distilleries keep a barrel full of live snakes on hand for milking. The drink is often bottled with a rattlesnake inside.
Why are Americans sleeping when facts are thrown at their feet that show that their president is a crook?
It is just the type of one-dimensional characterization that many Americans love and can relate to. It is a “Bumper Sticker” performance… Easily understood at a glance, and without substance.
Under the Trump administration, our nation has lost its moral compass and has relinquished its position as the leader of the free world. Here is just one of the latest, sad examples.
Honda Motor Co. will invest $2 billion and take a 5.7 percent stake in General Motors’ Cruise self-driving vehicle unit, extending cooperation between the two automakers in a technology that has enormous costs and risk but no market-ready products.
The door-to-door cosmetics giant — which boasts about standing “above all, for women” — canned its new global head of procurement just days after she disclosed her pregnancy to her boss.
Buoyed in part by a strong stock market and generous tax cuts courtesy Donald Trump and the Republicans, the 400 wealthiest Americans delivered a record-breaking year.
China secretly inserted surveillance microchips in a clandestine military operation that targeted major technology companies including Apple and Amazon and the Department of Defense, Navy warships, and the CIA.
Trump took on dozens or hundreds of small partners in an arrangement called a “condo-hotel.” That meant legally subdividing his hotels, so that each room could be sold as a separate piece of property. Now those investors say Trump made money and they are left holding the proverbial empty bag.
The aerospace giant is investing heavily in a vision that evokes the futuristic world of “The Jetsons”
The revival of the Amoco brand is both a nostalgic road trip down memory lane for older drivers and a way for BP to pack more stations into an area.
The craft beer segment has been growing in recent years, with more players entering the game and big brewers swallowing them up. Is this a day of reckoning?
“The president said he is not in favor of statehood for the people of Puerto Rico based on a personal feud with a local mayor. This is an insensitive, disrespectful comment to over 3 million Americans who live in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico”
When the President of the United States attacks the credibility of a private citizen on Twitter, it is disturbing. And tweeting that a 15-year-old girl, as Ford was at the time of the alleged attack, would immediately have gone to the authorities about the crime, is willfully ignorant.
“Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices,” Trump tweeted in August. Now he is trying to break the companies apart.
“We need a Democratic majority to check President Trump’s unrestrained power. And we also need to send progressive champions to Congress who will fix our healthcare system with Medicare for All, protect clean air and water, and get big money out of politics,” the duo said.
Activists and police say the efforts may have had unintended consequences — landing women back on the streets, where danger lurks.
Coca-Cola says it’s interested in drinks infused with CBD
The Brunswick plant’s two reactors are of the same design as those in Fukushima, Japan, which infamously exploded and leaked radiation following a 2011 magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami.
Tesla shares crashed 8% on Friday as two of its senior executives quit, just hours after the electric carmaker’s chief executive Elon Musk sparked concern by smoking cannabis on a live web show.
Mr. Trump’s advisers are repeatedly stunned by the president’s lack of interest in and knowledge of major issues. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that Mr. Trump’s understanding is like a “fifth or sixth grader.”
Kaepernick kneeling became something greater as the gesture spread, just as it was also corrupted by spin as President Donald Trump made it about the flag, the troops and the anthem — and about patriotism. People who knew better said no, it is about injustice, but that argument was lost in a blizzard of presidential tweets and paranoid, knee-jerk NFL owners.
Aluminum costs spiked after President Donald Trump imposed 10 percent tariffs on aluminum imports. Now MillerCoors is working to cut costs.
Embattled NBC News Chairman Andy Lack is facing the boot from the once-prestigious news division over his mishandling of a series of scandals
Health experts say the hot weather may also have helped cause a steep increase in syphilis because people are more sexually active when it is sunny.
Barr, an enthusiastic supporter of President Trump, had a long history of making racist and conspiratorial comments before that tweet cost her the show.
“When an audience laughed, I felt fulfilled,” Mr. Simon wrote.
Reporters Without Borders moved the United States down four notches in its World Press Freedom Index between 2016 and 2018, mainly because of Trump’s open hostility toward the people who cover him. But far from undermining freedom of the press, the president’s fulminations have proven its durability.
Former fixer pleads guilty to fraud and campaign finance charges and says hush money payments to women were directed by Trump
Manafort was found guilty of five counts of tax fraud charges, one charge of hiding foreign bank accounts, and two counts of bank fraud. In total, the guilty counts could carry a lengthy prison sentence for Manafort, who is 69 years old.
SodaStream was in the spotlight several years ago when critics called for a boycott over a factory it had in the West Bank, despite employing many Palestinians. It has since closed that factory and relocated to a much larger facility in southern Israel.
Trump’s action will result in the release of more soot and smog-forming chemicals that will kill up to 1,400 Americans a year by 2030, EPA documents show. It will also cause an extra 40,000 cases of worsening asthma and 60,000 lost school days by 2030.
The Tesla founder acknowledged that the past year has been the “most difficult and painful” time in his career – but what brought him there?
The Mayor of one town said that when Dollar General comes, it’s not so much an opportunity as it is a diagnosis.
Animal crackers, long depicted behind bars in iconic packaging that resembled circus boxcars, are going cage-free.
Facebook has begun to assign its users a reputation score, predicting their trustworthiness on a scale from zero to one.
Tuesday’s mission was the most arduous for the 100 people involved because it required shepherding out the weakest and smallest of the boys.
So much of what Monsanto has worked to keep secret is coming out.
The FBI seized recordings President Donald Trump’s attorney made of his conversations with a lawyer representing two women who had alleged affairs with Trump.
The recordings could prove valuable to the government’s criminal investigation of Michael Cohen.
The largest US automaker said that overly broad tariffs could lead to a smaller GM, a reduced presence at home and abroad for this iconic American company, and risk less – not more – US jobs.
Love is in the air in the great state of Texas.
Trump sounded like a jilted lover when he tweeted: “I’ve done so much for you, and then this… We won’t forget, and neither will your customers or your now very HAPPY competitors!”
It’s not totally clear what the president meant when he said he’s done “so much for” Harley-Davidson.
In his Fox News interview Sunday, Trump dismissed the idea that Harley’s decision had something to do with his tariffs.
Because of Trump’s inconsistent track record in business, which included multiple bankruptcy filings and frequent lawsuits, most other major banks would not lend to him. Deutsche Bank loaned Trump millions under the direction of Justice Kennedy’s son.
DeVos made it clear the commission isn’t going to focus on guns. How can you possibly talk about school safety and ending school shootings without discussing guns and the role they play?
A number of companies have already reported that the trade war has already forced them to hike prices.
When you think about “the best and the brightest,” the people you want to govern America, Trump, along with his cast of incompetent misfits on his cabinet, don’t even come close. They represent the worst of the worst, and are causing America to be flushed into the basement of history.
For many years, cannabis was an accepted part of society. And the reasons it became illegal and stigmatized have some very dark motivations.
Murdoch, the executive chairman of Fox, said: “We remain convinced that the combination of Fox’s iconic assets, brands and franchises with Disney’s will create one of the greatest, most innovative companies in the world.”
A judge in Germany ordered that Stadler be remanded in custody, it said, to prevent him from obstructing or hindering the diesel investigation.
Markets dropped across the world after Trump threatened to impose $200bn more in levies on Chinese goods.
Trump said: “When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space. So important.”